Football can be a strange sport. Especially when your favorite player misses a penalty. Let’s take a look at the top 5 penalty misses by big names in football.
Neymar Jr (vs. Colombia)
Back in 2012, when Neymar Jr was just a young Brazilian starlet making a name for him, he took one of the worst penalty kicks in the history of the sport. It was an awful penalty miss by a player who kicked the ball so far up, it almost hit an airplane flying by
Roberto Baggio (vs. Brazil)
Baggio’s is probably the worst penalty miss by a player. The Italian was one of the greatest players on the world stage, and rightly so, but many still remember him for this penalty miss in the World Cup final 1994 to give Brazil the world cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo (vs. Bayern Munich)
Ronaldo stepped up to take the first penalty for the Los Blancos. The great player failed to beat Manuel Neuer at the second time of asking, as his tame effort went directly to the German keeper.
Messi (vs. Iceland)
Messi made an enormous blunder against Iceland making his blunder one of the biggest penalty misses of 2018. The penalty miss is not surprising as the Argentinian has not been great at penalties but this penalty miss by a player one of the worst moments in world cup history.
Riyad Mahrez (vs. Liverpool)
As we all know, Liverpool is at par with Man City with a game in hand. This could have been an entirely different situation today if Mahrez had scored his penalty against Liverpool giving City their first win at Anfield in the last decade making this one of the biggest penalty misses of 2018.
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